Numerous English soccer fans would be willing to renounce to sex, alcohol and holidays if that was to guarantee success of their favourite teams.
The poll conducted by Virgin Money from a sample of 2500 fans showed that sex and alcohol would be the first victims the fans would be ready to sacrifice for the sake of their teams’ results. Next in line people would dispense with are time with family and summer holidays.
The most willing to renounce pleasure for success are Newcastle United followers provided that would give their team a Premiership title. Such an attitude is likely a result of a 38-year wait since the Magpies’ last trophy, the Intercity Fairs’ Cup won in 1969.
The Toon Army are followed by Birmingham City, Sunderland, Wigan and Manchester United fans. Arsenal fans are ninth and Liverpool followers are not in the top ten.
On the other end of the table are Bolton fans, who are the least willing to give up on anything for their team to win. Possibly because of the awareness that no sacrifice would suffice.
A year in prison over a rough foul
The regional court in the northern Argentinian province of Salti sentenced an amateur soccer player to a year in jail over a very rough foul which almost permanently blinded a rival player.
The aggressive or reckless Marcelo Cil (37) was also sentenced to pay 7000 USD in damages to the injured Bandar Togel Singapore player whom he smashed in the head with his forearm, inflicting him with severe injuries.
The provincial soccer association concurred with the assessment of the gravity of the injury and suspended Cil for five years.
The convict claims the foul was unintentional and that he was sent off just once in 15 years …